Anchor Moms: The First Birthday

EUGENE, Ore. — Man, how first birthday parties have changed over the years. “It’s all about the tutus and smash cakes,” said my mom Julie Denman. Yes, it would seem our need to celebrate that iconic first birthday has grown over the years. I think for most parents it is a celebration of something bigger, basically the … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: We Need to Get Out!

You only need two words to describe winters in Oregon: wet and cold! Not exactly ideal park weather with the kids. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve longed for a covered park within walking distance from my house…scratch that…I’d drive 20 miles for a covered park! A place where we could get outside, … Continue reading »

Anchor Moms: My Wormy Life

Fact:   I moved to Eugene, Oregon because I like what the city stands for–it’s bike-friendly, green, and big enough to be a big city without being BIG. Fact:   I love gardening–from growing organic vegetables and fruit to harvesting them. Fact:   In 2014, we bought a home in Eugene with a big backyard. LET THE … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Back-to-School Routine

Three and a half weeks in, and it finally feels like we’re starting to settle into a back-to-school routine. It wasn’t easy. That first week of school was a wake-up call that reality was about to set in. And it was a short week. Only three days, but that’s all it took to jolt me … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Baby Travels

Before baby: Wake up, get ready, head to airport and we are on our way. After baby: Wake up, get baby ready, try to shower, change diaper, load up car, feed baby, make sure you have all 1,000 baby items, drive to airport, change baby, feed baby, hope for priority boarding, find baby changing room, … Continue reading »

Woman Raises Awareness for New Moms

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is trying to make it easier on new moms and show them the resources available to them. Lillian Shoupe pounds the pavement with pamphlets, taking them to local doctors’ offices to educate them on the services local nonprofit WellMama has to offer. The director, Tatiana Efremova, nominated her as a community … Continue reading »

Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

  EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow. You’ll find hundreds of consigners selling their merchandise. There are 20,000 pieces of … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Are you a dog mother?

Am I a dog lover? YES! Am I a dog mother? YES! Sounds crazy, but I know all you pet parents will agree — caring for your dog or cat prepares you for parenthood. Pets have always been a part of my life. I’ve had several goldfish, a bunny named Freddy and three dogs. The … Continue reading »

Melissa Welcomes New Baby

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On Friday we welcomed the newest member to the KEZI 9 News staff, Anna Lindsey Frey. Just like her mom, Melissa Frey, Anna is a morning person. She was born at 1:33 a.m. on Friday. She weighed eight pounds and two ounces and is 20 and a half inches long. Anna is … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Summer Camps

I’ve started to get the annual emails from all the camps around town, reminding me that it’s time to sign up! I don’t know about you, but this is no easy feat in my world. It requires emails and phone calls and more emails and maybe a few follow up texts to see which of … Continue reading »

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